Shenandoah Telecommunications (Shentel) has expanded its relationship with Sprint to cover approximately 500,000 additional POPs in two different states.
The new agreement will cover the areas of Parkersburg and Huntington, W.Va., and Cumberland, Md., bringing Shentel’s total reach to 6 million POPs in the mid-Atlantic as a Sprint affiliate. Around 20,000 Sprint and nTelos pre- and postpaid customers will jump over to become Sprint-branded affiliate customers managed by Shentel, the company said.
As part of the new agreement, Shentel said it will also spend approximately $32 million over the next three years to upgrade and expand its existing network coverage in the aforementioned areas. Following the expansion, Shentel said it is planning to open multiple retail locations in the two states.
Ingenu has expanded its IoT Machine Network across the American Southeast and Southwest, adding coverage in major metropolitan markets in New Mexico, Texas, Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina. The company said the boost brings its coverage area to a total of nearly 7,000 square miles. The network serves a range of use cases, including agriculture, logistics, automotive, oil and gas, healthcare, and smart cities.
One of the areas included in the expansion is Albuquerque, N.M., where Ingenu said its IoT connectivity will be incorporated into the city’s Innovate ABQ district.
“Continued advancements in IoT technology are significantly enhancing the delivery of services to our community,” Albuquerque CIO Peter Ambs commented. “The Innovate ABQ district will greatly benefit from the addition of the Machine Network as it will drive development in the area’s research and commercial labs, science and technology companies, and commercial and retail businesses.”
Recent Verizon acquisition Telogis has locked in an exclusive deal with Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America for the installation of Telogis telematics systems as standard equipment in all Fuso medium-duty, diesel cabover trucks.
The deal includes all of Fuso’s future class 3 through 5, turbocharged diesel commercial trucks.
“The Telogis software will help provide Fuso owners and fleet operators with improved safety, better logistics control and more efficient operations,” Jecka Glasman, Fuso’s president and CEO, said. “The selection of Telogis as our telematics partner followed extensive study of the systems available to satisfy our customers’ needs, and we felt Telogis provided a superior level of technology, customer service and a record of continual innovation. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership.”
TÜV Rheinland, a global provider of independent testing, inspection, and certification services, has been named the first authorized long-range wireless (LoRaWAN) testing provider in the U.S., certified by the LoRa Alliance. Any company designing low power (LPWAN) Internet of Things (IoT) devices will now be able to certify their technology meets industry-standard performance and security requirements.
With the backing of the LoRa Alliance, TÜV Rheinland can provide testing for the following:
• Product evaluation and pre-compliance testing against specified regional frequency bands and released LoRa Alliance specifications
• Regulatory testing and certification (e.g. FCC, R&TTE / RED and CE)
• LoRaWAN functional testing
• Electrical safety testing
• ElectroMagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing
• Testing of communication technologies such as WiFi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, WiSUN, KNX and IP500